a scholar recently remarked: "hafiz-e-millat ne faqeeri me ameeri ki aur mujahid-e-millat ne ameeri me faqeeri ki" mujahid-e-millat('alayhirrahmah) was known as rais-e-orissa, he had so much property that even during the days of the british raj his family paid lakhs of rupees in lagaan(tax) - which is the equivalent of millions of rupees now - just in taxes! and he used all his wealth in the service of Islam and sunniyat. whereas hafiz-e-millat('alayhirrahmah) was a philanthropist despite having little to spend on himself. Jamia Ashrafiya was built as a result of his tireless efforts even in the face of all odds and opposition from people. He used to say: "maine Ashrafiya ko paseene se nahi, apne khoon se seencha hai"